YouTuber PewDiePie in fresh ‘racism’ row after praising 'Nazi' YouTube channel ‘known for anti-Semitic content’

The YouTuber, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, made the comment during one of his videos posted to his over 76m subscribers, telling them to subscribe to the “hateful” channel.

This is not the first time the Swede has made remarks that have been viewed as racist, anti-Semitic, and nationalist.

Last year, he was accused of being an anti-Semetic after he made jokes about Jewish people on Twitter.

However this time around, the 29-year-old said he wasn't familiar with the channel’s content.

The channel touches on anti-Semitic and misogynistic comments into videos about anime and films, reported Business Insider.

He said: "This is all you have?

"Anyone with the level-headed brain can tell that I don't know this guy. (It's) a shame campaign to smear my name."

PewDiePie’s YouTube channel is the highest subscribed channel across the platform, making him one of YouTube’s highest paid content producers.

His channel’s content is mostly known for videos about gaming.

In the controversial video he posted on Sunday, the Swede told his followers to subscribe to E;R (also known as "EsemicolonR").

The channel posts videos and discusses anime meanwhile mocking political commentary.

The account's subscribers racked up 10,000 more followers after the video mogul suggested it to his followers.

However in his most recent video, PewDiePie said he regretted promoting the channel, and said he wouldn't have done it if he was more familiar with its content.

The video has since been edited to remove the recommendation.

He added: "I removed E;R from that video.

"If I knew then what I knew now, I wouldn't have put him in there… I'll be more careful in the future."

Disney cut ties with the web celeb last year after the Wall Street Journal told one of its subsidiaries about nine PewDiePie videos which allegedly "include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery".

In one of these, he used the website Fiverr to pay two men to unveil a sign which said: "Death to all Jews".

The row has split the internet, with some accusing PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg for normalising racism and others defending his right to make jokes about sensitive subjects.

Also last year, the Swede was reviewing website Fiverr, which you can pay people to do things for you live on air.

He paid and opened a link in which two men fight over a scroll which they unveil with a message of your choice.

But he had unwittingly paid for a scene in which the men unveiled the message "Death to all Jews".

The blonde sits with his hands over his mouth the men dance around and laugh, holding the antisemitic sign in the air.

He said: "I don't feel too proud of this, I'm not going to lie. I'm not anti-Semitic or whatever it's called.

"It was a funny meme, and I didn't think it would work… I swear, I love Jews. I love them."

The Fiverr account has since been deleted.

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